RASL Double Degree

Do you have an artistic or a musical talent, as well as a hunger for academic knowledge? You can now mix arts and academia in metropolitan Rotterdam. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Willem de Kooning Academy (WdKA) and Codarts offer you the possibility to combine theory and practice in a five-year Double Degree programme.


The Double Degree programmes allow you to simultaneously develop your artistic or musical talent, as well as your academic ambitions. After completing the Double Degree programme you will receive two bachelor degrees: one from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) and one from Codarts or WdKA (Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Arts). The length of the programme is five years.


We believe that today’s world needs multidisciplinary experts who can address complex and multidimensional challenges. Your artistic practice will benefit from your theoretical knowledge about the arts, media and culture – and vice versa: your theoretical work is fuelled by your experience as an artist. You will be able to build a future practice with two separate jobs, but you can also integrate both studies.


The programmes are spread over 5 years, each year consisting of around 60 EC, the same amount as a regular Bachelor programme. Over the course of these five years you will be studying at both institutions simultaneously, the study load is more or less equally divided between both programmes.


The programme is offered by the Rotterdam Arts & Sciences Lab (RASL). The following institutes and departments participate in the Double Degree:

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Participating programme: Arts & Culture Studies (BA)
Erasmus University College (BSc Liberal Arts & Sciences)

Codarts Rotterdam

Music Participating departments: Classical Music, Jazz, Pop, World Music

Willem de Kooning Academy (university of applied sciences)

Fine Art Participating departments: Fine Art and Photography
Design Participating departments: Advertising, Animation, Audiovisual Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Lifestyle, Product Design, Spatial Design

More information about admission & application: www.rasl.nu